Feb 15, 2019 2019-02-15
The GRAMMY Foundation’s Music Educator Award shines a spotlight on the excellent and impactful work being done by thousands of music teachers across the United States. To be eligible for the award, educators must teach music fulltime in public or private schools, kindergarten through college. Teachers may self-nominate or be nominated by school administrators, students, parents, the general public, or recording academy members. Applicants will be evaluated based on having made a measurable difference in the lives of their students and a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education. They should be exemplars of the best in the field and have shown a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools. Ten finalists, including one winner, will be recognized for their impact. The winner will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the GRAMMY Awards in 2020 and will receive the Music Educator Award at a ceremony during GRAMMY Week, as well as a $10,000 personal honorarium. All finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium, while semifinalists receive a $500 honorarium. The GRAMMY Music Educator Award is supported by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation, the National Association for Music Education, and the National Education Association.
Deadline: March 31, 2019, for nominations